Stipulations Set For KOPW Title Match, David Marquez Confirms UWN-CW Report, Veda Scott/MLW


SHO will defend the KOPW Championship against Taichi at Friday’s New Japan Road show in Yamagata, Japan, and the stipulations have been set.

NJPW has announced that as per fan vote, Yoshinobu Kanemaru will serve as the guest referee for the title match.


In addition, the previously-stated stipulations are as follows:

“Taichi is forbidden from using the Dangerous Backdrop, Black Mephisto, Tenshi Jujiho and sumo techniques SHO is forbidden from using his ‘signature moves’ of the Shooting Star Press, Phoenix Splash, Double Rotation Moonsault Press and any System Sambo techniques. Furthermore, the loser is forbidden to ever wrestle in Yamagata again.”

You can check out the voting results below:

* Yoshinobu Kanemaru: Special Guest Referee: 70.6% (23,935 votes)
* EVIL: Lumberjack Strap Match: 10.9% (3691 votes)
* Yujiro Takahashi: Special Weapons Officer Match: 10.7% (3631 votes)
* Dick Togo: 2 on 1 Handicap Match: 7.8% (2652 votes)

David Marquez has confirmed reports that he was indeed in talks with The CW for the United Wrestling Network.

As we previously reported here on eWn, Marquez’s UWN had been in talks with The CW before WWE announced that NXT would be moving to the network starting in October 2024.

UWN had discussed some possible strategies with The CW before WWE came into the picture.

Marquez confirmed that report, tweeting,

“You are hearing my name on podcasts and reading my name in print. Yes it’s true, I was in long negotiations with the network and that’s all I’m going to say about it for now. Please don’t contact me for comments or guesting on your show on this subject. Thank you all for your continued support and I hope to see you out for @unitedwrestling on 12/17 in Long Beach!”

Veda Scott took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that her planned debut at MLW Fightland has been canceled.

MLW had announced last week that Scott would debut as part of the MLW broadcast team at the November 18th event in Philadelphia, PA.

Scott tweeted, “As a matter of clarification, I will not be appearing with MLW this weekend. Thanks for the support – I’ll see everyone a bunch of other places this month!”

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